Thursday, August 30, 2007

Air Traffic Control System to be upgraded...

Back when my father was alive and was a pilot it was obvious an upgrade was way over due, now, several years later, it appears this might actually be happening according to this NPR piece, Air Traffic Control System Gets Overhaul. This is good news especially for those who are Air Traffic Controllers but also will make flying easier and safer for pilots and passengers.

The federal government on Thursday will award a $1 billion contract to begin modernizing the nation's air traffic control system.

The contract is a long awaited first step towards relieving growing congestion in the skies. This summer has been the worst on record for flight delays, and government officials expect air traffic to double in the next 20 years.

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